|Giving at Clear Lake UMC
Thank you for considering a gift to Clear Lake United Methodist Church. Your tithes and offerings enable the church to fulfill our mission: “To glorify Jesus Christ and make disciples.” Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible all the diverse ministries of the church.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."
- John Wesley, founder of Methodism
All giving information is kept confidential by the CLUMC Finance Office.
|2015 Stewardship Pledge
If you haven’t yet turned in your 2015 Pledge Card, you still can do this can by:
1) A blank form can be found [ here ]. Fill it out and return it by mail or in person at the church; or
2) Fill out the "secured" Pledge Card online [ here ]
CLUMC encourages members to give with regularly scheduled donations. This is the most convenient way to give, and it can be done at any designated level. Donations can be split as desired between the Operating Budget, Capital Campaign and other designated giving. Payments can be changed or stopped at any time.
Many members use AUTO GIVE, where regular pledge donations are transferred from a bank directly to CLUMC. More information, including an AUTO GIVE form to authorize CLUMC to draft your bank account, is available here.
Others have chosen to set up CLUMC as a regular payee in their personal online banking account. This is another convenient way to manage all donations in one place. If you choose this method, be sure to note how you would like your funds designated (e.g. Operating Budget, Capital Campaign). Use the church’s main address: 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas 77062.
Through Paypal, Using a Debit or Credit Card
This is another giving option for one-time or regular donations. Unlike the above two options, payment through PAYPAL requires a fee on each donation, paid by the church. To give via PAYPAL, go here.
For information on these options, contact Jennifer King in the Church Finance Office.
|Other Ways to Donate
By Check or Cash
Make checks payable to Clear Lake UMC and mail to 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas 77062.
Of course, checks or cash may also be given during the Offering at Sunday services.
Giving Stock or Mutual Funds
Some members gain tax advantages by donating appreciated stock or mutual funds. Others make direct rollovers to CLUMC from an IRA. Contact Jennifer King in the Church Finance Office for information on these types of donations.
Employer Gift Matching
With matching gifts, you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Many Fortune 500 companies and some smaller companies offer gift-matching programs for some donations. Contact Jennifer King for additional information.
|"Free" Giving Programs
CLUMC can also benefit from these programs:
1) Through the Kroger Share card, a portion of the value of Kroger purchases can go to CLUMC. More information is available here.
2) Through the Randalls Remarkable card, a portion of the value of Randalls purchases can go to CLUMC. More information is available here.
3) Through igive.com, a portion of purchases from participating suppliers such as Amazon, Best Buy and eBay can go to CLUMC.
More information is available here.
Contact Jennifer King for more information on these giving options.
|Weekly Worship Attendance|
|Sunday, December 14||913|
|Sunday, December 7||948|
|Sunday, November 30||847|
|New Members YTD thru 12-14-14|
|Professions of Faith||46|
|Transfer (from other Churches)||41|
|Weekly Operating Budget Giving (12-14-14)||$48,600.75|
|Monthly Ministry Budget|
|Income Received YTD thru November||$2,397,523.00
|Expenses YTD thru November||$2,431,097.00
|Net Income (November)||($ 33,574.00)|
|Operating Budget Pledges for 2015 thru 12-16|
|Received to Date||350|
|If you are interested in signing up for auto give, please contact the Finance Office at 832-240-4700.|
When planning for year-end contributions, please bear in mind that the Church offices will close at 12Noon on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Any contributions received in the offering plate on Sunday, December 28, will receive charitable credit for the year 2014. If you mail in your year-end contribution, please remember that the Internal Revenue Service requires that the check be dated no later than December 31 and that the mail must also be postmarked no later than December 31 in order for the contribution to be counted on your 2014 income tax return.
If you have any questions on year end contributions or your 2014 contribution statements from the church, please feel free to contact Jennifer King at 832-240-4701 or Sandy Kimbrough at 832-240-4702.
The Finance office is pleased to announce that we now accept credit cards. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards can be used for: registration fees, pledge payments, special donations, memorials and more. We are happy to offer this convenience for anyone who prefers to pay using a credit card. For more information contact Jennifer King in the finance office at 832-240-4701 or Jennifer@clearlakemethodist.org.